María José Durán

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  • FAA: Changes could decrease jet plane noise in La Jolla

    FAA: Changes could decrease jet plane noise in La Jolla

    During a Public Information Workshop Feb. 2 at Solana Vista Elementary School, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel offered information about changes coming to San Diego International Airport landings and departures this spring as part of the Southern California Metroplex Project, but...

  • La Jolla’s Black Pioneers, Part 2: A tight-knit community in the Great Depression era

    La Jolla’s Black Pioneers, Part 2: A tight-knit community in the Great Depression era

    Editor’s Note: Each issue in February will contain a story from this four-part series on the life and times of those African-Americans who made La Jolla their home in the Village’s early days. We hope you find it as interesting and informative as we did bringing it to you. La Jolla's Black Pioneers....

  • Poet laureate visits to inspire Bishop’s School students

    Poet laureate visits to inspire Bishop’s School students

    In one of the first encounters between U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and the students at The Bishop’s School (where he’s spending a week as the 2017 Endowed Scholar-in-Residence), he asked a student for her family’s origin. “She took her time,” Herrera told La Jolla Light, adding that...

  • People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet magician, bridge teacher and tennis player Scott Farr

    People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet magician, bridge teacher and tennis player Scott Farr

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series, which shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile,...

  • People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet sculptor, artist Jean Wells

    People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet sculptor, artist Jean Wells

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series, which shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile,...

  • City takes action on Pottery Canyon kiln case

    City takes action on Pottery Canyon kiln case

    On Jan. 23, the City of San Diego sent a Civil Penalty Notice and Order (CPNO) to Lai Ngai, owner of the property at 2725 Torrey Pines Road, regarding the historically designated kiln that stands on his land. According to the Code Enforcement Section of the Development Services Department (DSD),...

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